So there I was, searching for information about a chap called Laban Thoday. I know that he was serving with the South African Infantry Brigade when he died so I was hoping to find out when he emigrated. I haven't, yet.
But I did find a photograph of him (which is on my website).
And some wonderful village pride, courtesy of www.oldwillingham.com:
Willingham: The late Lce-Cpl L. Thoday - A Willingham correspondent writes: I noticed in your last issue the photo of Lce-Cpl Laban Thoday, South African Infantry, who was killed in action on July 15th 1916. He is described as of Harston. We know he had acquired property there, a house and fruit garden, but Lce-Cpl Laban Thoday is a Willingham boy, being the youngest son of the late Mr Ephraim Thoday. His widowed mother, to whom he had been a great stay, still lives in Willingham. We know how unselfishly patriotic he was in leaving a lucrative position in South Africa to fight for his country. Many brave men perished in Delville Wood, but none more brave or true that Lce-Cpl Laban Thoday, of whom Willingham is justly proud.